I have heard many people talk about religion this and religion that and what belief system is concerted in the group of religion. Hinduism, Buddhist, Muslim, but to be honest I’m getting sick and tired hearing that Christianity is a “religion”. it’s like ashes in my mouth that leaves a bad taste! This is what many other Christians and I call it that is probably mentioned elsewhere in Teenink, a relationship. What does a relationship have to do with Christianity? Many times in the bible it mentions how God wants us to be with him, not apart from him with a wall. You know those Ten Commandments? Those were given to the Jews not because they need to follow the rules to follow him but because they wanted rules instead of a relationship with God when he wanted that from the start. In the book of John, Jesus say they will abide in me and me in them he was talking about how we are a part of him and him in us, in order for that to happen we have to have a relationship with Jesus because it takes two to begin the process. In order to know God we have to have a relationship with him. Like a kind between a kid with their parent or even between a married couple. Both sides have to work hard to continue to have a good relationship which requires trust, wholeheartedness, authority, but also love. God already did his part so it’s out job to do our part to work our relationship with him and man, he’s crazy about us. He does not want to let us go but have all of us. He gets excited about you and cheers you on when you are doing well and comforts you when you are hurt. He will give wisdom when you need some and will act as a parent disciplining their children when you did wrong. It’s the one on one connection between the believer and God that should really be called a relationship, not a religion for a religion is putting God in a nice little box only to take out on a Sunday. God does not stay in a box, he consumes the box and everything else around it. So in other words, Christianity shouldn’t be put into the religion category, it’s in it’s own. The relationship category.
Christianity isn't mere religion, relationship is the key
October 24, 2011